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Publication date: 22 November 2019

Loukas N. Anninos, Alexandra Paraskevi Chytiri and Leonidas Chytiris

The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to examine the level of narcissism and its individual traits in students who study business, in the particular context of a…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to examine the level of narcissism and its individual traits in students who study business, in the particular context of a regional country such as Greece; and, second, to test how several demographic variables are related to narcissism levels.

Design/methodology/approach

The study consists of a theoretical part on narcissism in business education and an empirical part that was based on a survey conducted with the use of a questionnaire. The analysis includes hypothesis testing and basic statistical tests.

Findings

Findings suggest that sex, study levels, years of business experience and (personal/family) income do impact specific narcissistic dimensions, which may be a cause for concern both for employers and higher education providers.

Research limitations/implications

The study was conducted in a regional country, the participants were students of public higher education institutions only and the questionnaire was self-reported, which could lead to likely social desirability effects.

Practical implications

The investigation of narcissism in the Greek business education might be of interest to business education providers (for providing curriculum that help future managers/leaders to deploy the positive characteristics of narcissism and avoid or not to develop the negative ones) and to future employers to apply more effective human resource practices, i.e. selection, training, rewarding.

Originality/value

The study at hand aimed to investigate the presence of narcissism and its individual (narcissistic) behavioral dimensions in students studying business in Greece.

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Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, vol. 12 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2050-7003

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Publication date: 20 September 2011

Loukas N. Anninos and Leonidas Chytiris

The aim of this paper is to contradict past and present perceptions of excellence in business education, and to present excellence as a primary element for future business…

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Purpose

The aim of this paper is to contradict past and present perceptions of excellence in business education, and to present excellence as a primary element for future business education in an era of new challenges for global management.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach, by which this paper is structured, is theoretical and has been based on literature regarding excellence in business education and philosophical works.

Findings

The findings of the paper support the view that current business education results in a partial conception or misconception of management with immediate consequences in managerial decision making and business activity. Business education should be seen as an odyssey towards personal (balanced spiritual and technocratic) advancement that can pave the way for noble management behaviour.

Practical implications

The paper brings out an alternative perspective on business education by considering economics and management as part of a unified context. The attainment of excellence in business activity signifies necessary changes in the foundations of business education, so that future managers have a wider and diversified knowledge repository that will allow them to act in a harmonious way.

Originality/value

The paper offers an alternative way of viewing excellence in business education combining knowledge on management and philosophy which perhaps needs to be taken into consideration by business schools worldwide in order to build a mentality of excellence in business behaviour.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 30 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Publication date: 23 March 2012

Loukas N. Anninos and Leonidas S. Chytiris

The purpose of this paper is to: analyze the meaning of sustainability and its relation to excellence, in an era of management transformation, integration and evolution;…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to: analyze the meaning of sustainability and its relation to excellence, in an era of management transformation, integration and evolution; to present the global challenges for sustainable management of the future; and to examine how sustainability should be approached by business schools.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach of this paper is theoretical and has been based on scholarly literature regarding sustainability and its integration in business education, for which critical issues are presented.

Findings

The findings of the paper suggest that sustainability and excellence are two interrelated concepts (under certain conditions). The post crisis management vision includes the refinement of management practice through the integration of specific factors in business strategy, which allows sustainable corporate growth. Hence, the role of business education becomes crucial. While a steady progress regarding the incorporation of the sustainability concept in business education is being made, further improvements can be achieved. Business education should be considered as an odyssey towards personal advancement that will allow systemic, multidisciplinary and innovative business thinking for sustainable management and excellence.

Practical implications

The paper suggests some critical issues for business education, so that future managers have a wider and diversified knowledge repository that will allow them to practise management in ways which are scientifically and ethically correct.

Originality/value

The paper presents the relation of sustainability to excellence and emphasizes certain future sustainable management challenges. In addition, it gives an overview of how sustainability in business education should be approached.

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International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1756-669X

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